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Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant

501 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557
252-247-3111
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Ranked #65 of 99 restaurants in Morehead City
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: It is our goal to please every customer who walks through our doors. If you have a complaint please contact one of our managers.
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our family has been going to this restaurant since it opened. We still affectionately call it, Tony's. The quality and quantity of food hasn't changed much over the years. Hats off to our waitress who was excellent. I am sorry I didn't get her name but she did have colorful hair. She had a phenomenal memory.

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Milledgeville, Georgia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

OK, so crab legs aren't a local product. They can still be hot and well prepared. They are at the Sanitary Fish Market for sure! Our son and family went back there twice for their crab legs. Quite an endorsement! The meat dishes are another matter. Undercooked and with bone slivers in the steak. Service was friendly and prompt even... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Had the fried shrimp, tasted of iodine, not very good. The presence of "popcorn shrimp" on the menu makes me think it is from somewhere on the other side of the world, not local. Service was fine & view is good. Overpriced.

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Milton, Vermont, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were treated to lunch at The Sanitary when visiting my folks in North Carolina. Upon first glance, I figured a restaurant that's been in business this long couldn't be bad, but I was wrong. I ordered the fried flounder and shrimp, my husband had a seafood linguini. Both were bland and unappealing to the eye. My... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We make Sanitary a yearly pilgrimage. The service is usually really good, and the food is above average. Last year it was a little too greasy. This year it was great.

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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The view is superb - dock your boat along the restaurant and climb up to enjoy your meal. The atmosphere is " - real deal on the water dining". This restaurant has been there since 1938 and it has the atmosphere. Can't rate the food as genuine "right off the boat" like it was in the good old days.

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High Point, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Tony's Sanitary Seafood is gone...........this place is nothing like what you have been enjoying all your life. The pictures are still on the wall. The water is still there for atmosphere, but you can forget getting a meal like you always experienced in the past. The flounder tasted fishy and was dry as a could be. The hushpuppies are little... More

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Johnson City
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We have been coming to this restaurant as a couple for over 20 years. The idea of local seafood, waterfront view, and well, family tradition dating even further back (to the 70s) kept this a tradition. We love their crisp savory hushpuppies (used to love sneaking them out to the crazy seagulls out back, in fact!), their key lime pie,... More

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N. Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Well, after several trips to this area we decided to try Capt. Tony's again. The last visit was awful. Poor service and "so-so" food. This visit was like a different world. The service was friendly, personable and prompt. The foood was way above par. Done perfectly and served hot. We, and our family will dine here again, for sure. Also... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband, daughter and I are visiting the area. I had such high hopes for this restaurant because of its longevity, location and seafood specialty. We read through the mediocre reviews, but decided to give it a try. The soups were okay (both the corn chowder and the unique local clam chowder). My husband liked the hush puppies, but my... More

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